'Magic City'

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

What: River City History Tours

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20

Where: Depart from Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Tickets: $25

Web: durhammuseum.org

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Ollie the Trolley rides again this weekend for the Durham Museum's River City History Tours. This week: "Magic City," featuring a tour of South Omaha, which was founded in 1884 as a result of the Union Stockyards. Immigrants flooded the area to find work in the packing houses, breweries, smelting plants and other businesses rooting in South Omaha. It also became home to the "World's Largest Livestock Market & Meat Packing Center."

The tours, about 90 minutes in length, depart from the Durham Museum and cost $25. The "Magic City" tour is on Saturday (July 19) at 10:30 a.m.

On Sunday (July 20), Ollie rolls from the Durham at 1:30 p.m. and heads to Midtown Omaha for "Millionaires & Mansions South Gold Coast" tour of the city's Blackstone Hotel, Storz Mansion and the home of Arthur and Zerlina Brandies.


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